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The Oak Papers by James Canton

Title The Oak Papers
Author James Canton
Publisher Canongate Books
Release 2020-07-30
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 256
ISBN 1838851526
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

'Some five years ago, I sought solace from the ways of the world by stepping into the embrace of an ancient oak tree . . . From the first meeting, there grew a strange sense of attachment I did not consciously recognise until I later began to realise the significance that trees, and oak trees especially, can have in our lives.’ James Canton spent two years sitting with and studying the Honywood Oak. A colossus of a tree, it would have been a sapling when Magna Carta was signed. Initially visiting the tree for escape and solitude, in time he learns to study it more closely. He examines how our long-standing dependency on oak trees has developed and morphed into myth and legend. The Oak Papers is a stunning, meditative and healing book about the lessons we can learn from the natural world, if only we slow down enough to listen.

Title The Oak Park Studio of Frank Lloyd Wright
Author Lisa D. Schrenk
Publisher University of Chicago Press
Release 2021-04-05
Category Architecture
Total Pages 336
ISBN 022631913X
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Between 1898 and 1909, Frank Lloyd Wright’s residential studio in the idyllic Chicago suburb of Oak Park served as a nontraditional work setting as he matured into a leader in his field and formulized his iconic design ideology. Here, architectural historian Lisa D. Schrenk breaks the myth of Wright as the lone genius and reveals new insights into his early career. With a rich narrative voice and meticulous detail, Schrenk tracks the practice’s evolution: addressing how the studio fit into the Chicago-area design scene; identifying other architects working there and their contributions; and exploring how the suburban setting and the nearby presence of Wright’s family influenced office life. Built as an addition to his 1889 shingle-style home, Wright’s studio was a core site for the ideological development of the prairie house, one of the first truly American forms of residential architecture. Schrenk documents the educational atmosphere of Wright’s office in the context of his developing design ideology, revealing three phases as he transitioned from colleague to leader. This heavily illustrated book includes a detailed discussion of the physical changes Wright made to the building and how they informed his architectural thinking and educational practices. Schrenk also addresses the later transformations of the building, including into an art center in the 1930s, its restoration in the 1970s and 80s, and its current use as a historic house museum. Based on significant original and archival research, including interviews with Wright’s family and others involved in the studio and 180 images, The Oak Park Studio of Frank Lloyd Wright offers the first comprehensive look at the early independent office of one of the world’s most influential architects.

The Oak Ridges Moraine Battles by L. Anders Sandberg

Title The Oak Ridges Moraine Battles
Author L. Anders Sandberg
Publisher University of Toronto Press
Release 2013
Category Law
Total Pages 320
ISBN 1442613025
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The Oak Ridges Moraine is a unique landform that generated heated battles over the future of nature conservation, sprawl, and development in the Toronto region at the turn of the twenty-first century. This book provides a careful, multi-faceted history and policy analysis of planning issues and citizen activism on the Moraine's future in the face of rapid urban expansion. The Oak Ridges Moraine Battles captures the hidden aspects of a story that received a great deal of attention in the local and national news, and that ultimately led to provincial legislation aimed at protecting the Moraine and Ontario's Greenbelt. By giving voice to a range of actors – residents, activists, civil servants, scientists, developers and aggregate and other resource users, the book demonstrates how space on the urban periphery was reshaped in the Toronto region. The authors ask hard questions about who is included and excluded when the preservation of nature challenges the relentless process of urbanization.

Blood of the Oak by Eliot Pattison

Title Blood of the Oak
Author Eliot Pattison
Publisher Catapult
Release 2016-03-01
Category Fiction
Total Pages 304
ISBN 1619027593
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The Edgar Award–winner’s colonial series continues as Scottish exile Duncan McCallum uncovers a loyalist conspiracy—“Historical mystery at its best” (Booklist, starred review). The American Colonies, 1765. As the Stamp Act dissent marks the first organized resistance to English rule, someone is kidnapping and killing members of the Iroquois Nation. Asked by an elder to investigate, Scottish exile Duncan McCallum soon uncovers a network of secret runners supporting the nascent “committees of correspondence,” engaged in the political dissent fomenting across colonial borders. But as Duncan follows the trail further, it leads to his capture. Thrown into slavery with the kidnapped runners, Duncan discovers a powerful conspiracy of highly placed English aristocrats bent on crushing all dissent. Inspired by an aged Native American slave and new African friends, Duncan decides not just to escape but to turn their own intrigue against the London lords. A Publishers Weekly Best Book, the fourth entry in the Bone Rattler series moves ever closer to the beginning of the American Revolution. With a cast of characters that includes Benjamin Franklin, Samuel Adams, the early Pennsylvania rebel James Smith, and Dr. Benjamin Rush, Blood of the Oak takes a fresh view on the birth of the new American nation.

Title The Oak Leaves Collection The Oak Leaves On Sparrow Hill
Author Maureen Lang
Publisher NavPress
Release 2016-07-01
Category Fiction
Total Pages 832
ISBN 1496417046
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This collection bundles two of Maureen Lang’s “old and new” fiction titles into one e-book for a great value! The Oak Leaves: Two time periods—Regency England and contemporary Chicago—are woven together when Talie Ingram finds an old journal belonging to her great-great-great grandmother, Cosima Escott. Through Cosima’s entries, Talie learns that her family was once considered cursed with feebleminded offspring, the result of a genetic disorder (Fragile-X) that may have been passed down to Talie and her sister. Unwilling to face the implications their discovery might have on her own life, Talie tucks the journal back into secrecy, until she begins to see signs of developmental delay in her son. On Sparrow Hill: Two time periods—Victorian Ireland and contemporary England—are again woven together in this sequel to The Oak Leaves. Rebecca Seabrooke is a commercial manager for Quentin Hollinworth’s family manor and is focused on two things: running the best historical home in the country and forgetting about the childhood crush she’s had on Quentin ever since her father worked as the valet for his family. They don’t, after all, run in the same social circles. When Quentin’s distant cousin Dana Martin Walker comes to visit the Hollinworth estate, Rebecca realizes she must confront some of her preconceived ideas about herself . . . and about Quentin. Dana wants to learn more about her ancestors—especially about Berrie Hamilton, who in 1852 decided to fulfill her sister-in-law’s dream of opening a school for the mentally challenged. Dana also discovers that, despite their precautions, she and her husband are expecting, and their unborn child may turn out to be like many of Berrie’s students. It will take reading Berrie’s letters—written a century ago—for Dana and Rebecca to learn the importance of serving others and to realize that ultimately, even our best-laid plans are not always God’s plans.

The Oak Island Encyclopedia by Hammerson Peters

Title The Oak Island Encyclopedia
Author Hammerson Peters
Publisher Hammerson Peters via PublishDrive
Release 2019-06-25
Category History
Total Pages 1313
ISBN
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Your unauthorized guide to the History Channel's TV series "The Curse of Oak Island". Packed with information on the history of the Oak Island treasure hunt; plot summaries and analyses for each episode of "The Curse of Oak Island" from Seasons 1 through 6; and summaries of the various theories regarding the nature of the Oak Island mystery.

Title Economics and Other Branches In the Shade of the Oak Tree
Author François Allisson
Publisher Routledge
Release 2015-10-06
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 576
ISBN 1317317173
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Pascal Bridel held the Chair of Economics at the University of Lausanne and is founder of the Centre Walras-Pareto. This major essay collection reflects his wide range of interests and his seminal contributions to economic theory. It is the work of more than thirty of the most senior scholars of economics working today.

Oversight Human Total Body Irradiation TBI Program at Oak Ridge by United States. Congress. House. Committee on Science and Technology. Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight

Title Oversight Human Total Body Irradiation TBI Program at Oak Ridge
Author United States. Congress. House. Committee on Science and Technology. Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight
Publisher
Release 1982
Category Cancer
Total Pages 400
ISBN
Language English, Spanish, and French
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